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Claire Baiz is a columnist for Signature Montana, a featured editorial writer for The Great Falls Tribune, and a regular contributor to the Folio award winning jeweler’s trade magazine InStore. Claire has written for niche and trade magazines, both online and in print. Contact Claire via e-mail at clairebaiz@gmail.com

Close Great Falls High? Ask the Kids.

Should we close Great Falls High? The banner headline of Sunday’s Great Falls Tribune made it clear: Great Falls High needs $58 million in renovations to keep the building up to code and handle projected enrollment–and that’s just one of … Continue reading

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HubPages just featured a post I wrote up for their site. Check it out! http://baizblogger.hubpages.com/hub/Say-It-Aint-So-Morning-Joe-MSNBCs-Morning-News-Show-on-the-Brink  

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Brothers in Fryin’ Picked up by a Literary Journal

Molotov Cocktail is a respected, incendiary journal of flash fiction. I’m honored that my short story, Brothers in Fryin’, was selected for their latest edition. Click the link to read (it’s short–under 500 words): http://themolotovcocktail.com/about/archive-vols-1-3/volume-5/vol-5-issue-22/fryin/  

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Open Me (courtesy of Signature Montana Magazine’s Winter 2015 Issue)

I’m not going to drool over a new flavor, or wax poetic about some gimmicky feature. This ain’t about the contents. This is about the friggin’ BOX. Whether we twist off a cap, peel back the foil, or tear into … Continue reading

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Have You Found Philomena?

Philomena is the perfect Catholic film for atheists. Or maybe it’s the perfect atheist film for Catholics. This story of a dejected journalist and an unwed Irish mother searching for her stolen son is gripping in a way that action films … Continue reading

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An Unfinished Book: Alice LaPlante’s Turn of Mind

LaPlante’s story didn’t germinate in my fertile mind. That could be because my brain is already partially composted. Click on the link for the full review (it’s short). http://baizblogger.hubpages.com/hub/An-Unfinished-Book-Alice-LaPlantes-A-Turn-of-Mind  

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forever, a book by Pete Hamill

forever is a loaf of a book, six hundred slices in all. Read my review here: http://hub.me/aj5c4 .

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A Tale of Two Highlines

Courtesy of Signature Montana Magazine Twenty-two hundred miles from the Bears Paw Mountains, in the shadow of New York City’s wild Westside, a raised urban walkway meanders from the Meatpacking District through Chelsea–it’s called the High Line. It’s a top … Continue reading

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I Hate “Gay.”

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Nobody’s Angel: A New Review for an Old Book by Tom McGuane

The first thing I saw was a torn yellow sticker, Sale Price $1.49, smack dab on a not so sacred, sad piece of painted prairie. The back cover of Nobody’s Angel has an author photo that looks scissored out, featuring … Continue reading

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